Gas explosion kills five at Ladipo market

Ladipo Market explosion

At least five persons died on Tuesday in a gas explosion at Ladipo in the Mushin Local Government area of Lagos State.

The explosion occurred at the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) domestic retail centre located on Ojekunle Street at Ladipo spare parts market.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye said four adult bodies have been recovered from the explosion scene while one child died on the way to the hospital.

Mr Farinloye explained that the fire at the scene had already been put out while emergency workers were making effort to recover more bodies.

Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Margaret Adeseye in a statement said that when emergency responders arrived at the scene they discovered it was “an open space used for several activities including a beer parlour, mechanic workshop, spare parts sale and gas shop amongst others while housing a makeshift structure.”

She assured that further discovery on the explosion will be made public.